Chun-Po Yen headshot

Chun-Po Yen

Associate Professor
Unit: School of Medicine
Department: Department of Neurological Surgery
Office location and address
480 Ray C. Hunt Dr
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
M.D., Kaohsiung Medical University, 1993
Residency: Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Taiwan (Neurosurgery)
Fellowship: University of Virginia School of Medicine (Stereotactic & Functional Neurosurgery)

I was born and raised in Taiwan. In 1993, I earned my medical degree from Kaohsiung Medical University in Taiwan. I completed my first neurosurgical residency there in 2000 and also became certified by the Taiwan Board of Neurosurgery. I was on the clinical faculty in the Department of Neurosurgery at Kaohsiung Medical University from 2000 until 2007. 

I came to the University of Virginia in 2007 and have held various positions in the Department of Neurosurgery. From 2007-2010 I was an assistant professor of research and a clinical fellow. From 2010-2012 I was a clinical fellow in neuro-oncology under Mark Shaffrey, MD. From 2011-2012 I was a clinical instructor as well as an attending neurosurgeon. 

I completed my second neurosurgical residency at the University of Virginia from 2012-2016 to become eligible for the American Board of Neurological Surgeons. I also completed a one-year minimally invasive spine fellowship at University of South Florida in 2016. I was appointed associate professor of neurosurgery at the University of Virginia in 2016.

I have co-authored over 100 publications in scholarly journals and 20 book chapters. In addition, I have presented at over 70 scientific meetings and invited lectureships. 

I am married to Lichu Kuo. We have two kids, Wayne and Katelyn. I enjoy sports, music and being with friends and family in my free time.

SILVIA: SIJ Stabilization in Long Fusion to the Pelvis: Randomized Controlled Trial
Source: SI-BONE, Inc.
June 09, 2020 – June 08, 2023
A Prospective Multicenter Study Evaluating the Effect of Implant Material and/or Surface Structure on Progression of Fusion in XLIF Surgery (NUVA.X1801)
Source: NuVasive, Inc.
July 18, 2019 – July 17, 2022